A youth was shot dead due to the firing of alleged land grabbers at a private housing society in the precincts of Chauntra police station on Saturday.
The suspects bulldozed the guard room of the residential scheme and carried out heavy firing which spread fear in the area.
Tariq Muhammad informed the police that the 22-year-old Muhammad Usman was killed by straight fire by the suspect Afzal Chotu. Usman, a resident of Azad Jammu and Kashmir was working as a security guard at the said housing project.
The complainant said that Asim, Tahir, and Zahid wanted to grab the land owned by the housing scheme. The security guards put up residents on which the suspects opened fire on them.
Police rushed to the site and moved the body to the District Headquarters (DHQ) Hospital. The delay in the post-mortem provoked the victim’s family and they staged a protest outside the hospital.
Chauntra police said they have registered a case against the suspects and raids were being conducted to arrest them. The body was later handed over to the family.
Published in The Express Tribune, February 28th, 2021.
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